Thursday, 13 March, 2014
attocube systems AG acquires the majority holding in Neaspec GmbH
Munich-based nanotechnology specialist attocube took over the majority share in Neaspec GmbH by mid-February.
Neaspec and attocube share a common history and the same values: They have been founded as spin-offs from prestigious research institutes (CeNS & Max-Planck-Institute), are passionate in developing excellent products, enabling applications close to the limit of what is physically and technically feasible and – last but not least – have a dynamic and highly qualified team. Due to Dr. Dirk Haft, CEO of attocube systems AG, the cooperation will generate a further surge in growth: “Neaspec’s sophisticated products and their first-class technical know-how ideally complements our existing portfolio. This offers the opportunity to expand our innovation leadership in the long term and to secure further growth. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation and many inspiring ideas to come.”
Prof. Khaled Karraï, founder and Scientific Director of attocube, is also delighted about the new partnership: “Neaspec is the perfect partner for attocube. The award-winning NeaSNOM is doubtless one of the most elaborated SNOM systems currently available on the market and is the ideal base for benefitting from emerging technological and personnel synergies. Together with Neaspec we will definitely develop pioneering innovations in the future.” As patent holder of the world’s first ‘tuning fork SNOM’ Karraï speaks from experience.
Dr. Stefan Schiefer, Managing Director of Neaspec, emphasizes: “We are looking forward to the cooperation with attocube. It opens up promising new opportunities for us and our clients and we will profit from attocube’s technological know-how, their longstanding expertise and experience, as well as their worldwide distribution network. We are excited to start working on the first common projects!”
Both companies are planning joint trade fair visits during the next months as well as cooperation in research & development activities.